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E.R. Pierik MSc (Rens)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Enjoying my time as a PhD student in the field of thermoplastic composites. I am involved in the research project PERFECT - press forming without defects. Our project aims to improve the predictive quality of hot press forming simulations. In turn, improved forming predictions allow first-time-right defect-free manufacturing through virtual design iterations and, with that, will further broaden the use of lightweight TPC parts.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Composite Materials
Friction
Thermoplastics
Chemistry
Adhesive Bonding
Composite Material
Creep Compliance
Shear Stress
Simulation

Publications

Recent
Pierik, R., Benou, S. , Grouve, W. J. B. , Wijskamp, S. , & Akkerman, R. (2023). A new setup to measure friction of thermoplastic composite tape in melt. Poster session presented at 26th Engineering Mechanics Symposium 2023, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Pierik, R., Rouwmaat, T. , Grouve, W. , Wijskamp, S. , & Akkerman, R. (2023). Experimental setup and method for the characterization of ply-ply adhesion for fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in melt. In L. Madej, M. Sitko, & K. Perzynsk (Eds.), Material Forming: The 26th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2023 (pp. 267-276). (Materials Research Proceedings; Vol. 28). Association of American Publishers. https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902479-29
Pierik, R. , Grouve, W. J. B. , Wijskamp, S. , & Akkerman, R. (2022). From no-slip to full slip in the matrix-fiber interface: a state-rate approach. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Brands, D., Di Genova, L. G. , Pierik, E. R. , Grouve, W. J. B. , Wijskamp, S. , & Akkerman, R. (2022). Formability Experiments for Unidirectional Thermoplastic Composites. In G. Vincze, & F. Barlat (Eds.), Achievements and Trends in Material Forming- Peer-reviewed extended papers selected from the 25th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2022 (pp. 1358-1371). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 926 KEM). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-x3g086
Pierik, R., Liddiard, J. , Grouve, W. , Wijskamp, S. , & Akkerman, R. (2022). On the Effect of Release Agent and Heating Time on Tool-Ply Friction of Thermoplastic Composite in Melt. In G. Vincze, & F. Barlat (Eds.), Achievements and Trends in Material Forming- Peer-reviewed extended papers selected from the 25th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2022 (pp. 1276-1283). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 926 KEM). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-e6m2a7
Pierik, R. , Grouve, W. J. B. , Wijskamp, S. , & Akkerman, R. (2021). Is Wall Slip causing the Transient Ply-ply Friction Response of UD C/PEEK?. Poster session presented at 24th Engineering Mechanics Symposium 2021, Arnhem, Netherlands.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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